LOUISVILLE — Micale Cunningham passed for a career-high 343 yards and accounted for four touchdowns as Louisville cruised to a 35-21 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.
Cunningham completed 19 of 34 passes with touchdowns of 28, 2 and 70 yards to surpass his previous yardage best of 288 last season against Boston College. The junior quarterback also rushed for a 14-yard touchdown.
A fumbled punt snap on Louisville’s opening possession resulted in Gaej Walker’s 1-yard TD run for WKU. Louisville regrouped to score on four of its next five drives, with Cunningham finding tight end Ean Pfeifer with his first TD pass that tied the game at 7-7.
After Cunningham gave Louisville a 14-7 lead with his 14-yard scoring run, Javian Hawkins rushed for a 19-yard touchdown and Marshon Ford caught a scoring pass to make it 28-7.